• Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

    Everything We Saw in an Exclusive Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Demo

    Last week, Insomniac Games held a virtual press event where we saw new gameplay, learned more about the systems powering the game, more about Rivet and how the music will make you hum along as you play the game. We start with Ratchet & Clank acknowledging they’ve been away...
  • Rift Apart

    How Insomniac Games Built the World of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

    Last week, Insomniac Games hosted a series of panels talking about crafting a new Ratchet & Clank story, how the team designed the game for PlayStation 5, building the world around Ratchet & Clank and how the score composed by Mark Mothersbaugh came to be. Grant Hollis, the Art...
  • Returnal

    Preview: Returnal

    Everything Housemarque has done up to this point has left a mark on the gameplay. #Returnal offers a satisfying loop strengthened by a sense of discovery that few games like Metroid and Hades offer....
  • Super Mario 3D World

    Preview: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

    I’ve spent the weekend lost in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, which is set to launch next month. Having been unveiled this past September as part of the Super Mario Bros. Anniversary 35th Direct, Super Mario 3D World is an enhanced port of the Wii U title....
  • Preview: Balan Wonderworld

    Former Sonic Team producer Yuji Naka returns with his latest game, Balan Wonderworld. I’ve been a fan of Yuji’s as he was a big part of the development of  Nights into Dreams, Sonic Adventure, and Phantasy Star Online.  This week a demo will be made available to the public...
  • Preview: Per Aspera

    Not unlike putting faith in the idea that Elon Musk can help us to colonize Mars, Argentinian game developer Tlön Industries hopes that you’ll put your support into Per Aspera — their narrative-driven Martian resource simulator. I compare these two because, at this point, they are both seemingly just...
  • Final Preview: Immortals Fenyx Rising

    I heard it said on a podcast recently that there really hasn’t been any Breath of the Wild clones surprisingly, so perhaps there’s still an appetite for one! If you ask me, Ubisoft Quebec is banking hard on theory with their forthcoming Immortals Fenyx Rising. I recently got to...
  • Preview: Age Of Empires 3: Definitive Edition

    While 2020 hasn’t been a great year for much, it’s been outstanding for the Real-Time Strategy genre. Sega revamped their beloved Total War series with a new Trojan War-themed epic. And Microsoft Game Studios introduced a generation of players to the Crusader Kings with a brand new entry to...
  • NHL 21

    Preview: NHL 21 Improves Be a Pro and HUT Rush

    When EA Vancouver showed off Alexander Ovechkin as the cover athlete for NHL 21 in a commercial that focused on the Russian czar of Hockey’s royal reign now into its 15th year, there was an air of finality to things. This is ironically perfect for the NHL franchise as...
  • Preview: Marvel’s Avengers Has My Attention

    I’ve been undecided on whether or not Crystal Dynamics’ biggest game yet, Marvel’s Avengers is for me. From the initial reveal to the first showcase, my opinion has been little more than apathetic. The reveal at E3 2019 was unabashedly strange to me, and the criticisms the studio has...